Tuesday, August 31, 2010
View Large On Black
I always wish i could do this, especially when i am stuck in traffic jam :D
I love the translucent body of a snail and firmly attached shell..
Yet another front page for me.. with this photo :D
Monday, August 30, 2010
It was quite interesting & contrasting to see a lone tall tree in the middle of rice farm!
Taken off old pune-mumbai highway yesterday late afternoon... the whole place is GREEN.. there is no other color in the sight thanks to heavy rains over past few weeks!
HDR (from single RAW).. trying not to go overboard!
Sunday, August 29, 2010
Fly a day.. keeps damselfly healthy, flying and shiny! :D
He finished the fly within the span of 3 quick clicks on my camera.. that's fast eating!
Shot from Saturday morning macro shoot @ Pashan Lake
I also had "Achievement" as alternate title for this one!
Another interesting shot from yesterday's macro shoot with Anshum and Anand @ Pashan Lake.
This is a white leaf beetle... trying to climb on a flower stem...
What i like most about this one is the "cute face" almost like the ones in Disney animated movies... i am sure they took inspiration from these beetles.
Also this beetle has a plastic like transparent shell.. see few more pics of the same guy in comments below.
Few more shots of the same semi-transparent beetle
1. Just before he made it to the top
2. On white flower
3. On Green Leaf
Explored: Aug 28, 2010 #388
Saturday, August 28, 2010
Shot from this morning macro shoot @ Pashan Lake (Pune) with Urban Prowler (http://www.flickr.com/photos/anshum_m)and Anand J (http://www.flickr.com/photos/anand-j/)
I could barely fit the full insect with complete focus into the 70mm with raynox.. Bit more space on left could have helped!!
Raynox + Pop-up-flash diffuser rocks and so does the Pashan Lake.. You can go there for birding / sunrise / sunset or now for insects!
Here is another shot of the same damselfly when he landed on a leaf instead of a flower!
Thursday, August 26, 2010
Things i wanted to include in this shot
- Simplicity (as the title says)
- Parallel Lines (Tilted)
- Negative Space
- Bright Green Color
- Water Drop at one of the corners
Explored: Aug 26, 2010 #166
From the achieves... on p&s
Macros are popular & satisfying individually.. but i need to get out of the "popular fishing net" and continue developing other parts of my photography as well!
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
Explored: Aug 25, 2010 #487
This short went through minimal processing.. just a bit of contrast in Picasa 3.. i think its looking decent.. what say you?
Its not just the film-stars and models strive for.. you can find lot of examples of "perfect size zero" in nature...
This time its red ant (लाल डोंगळा) from konkan.. shot taken in Alibag.. with my Macro Kit.. ofcourse!
Black background is natural thanks to the flash on the subject and other grass leaves being slightly distant (well few centimeters away is also "distant" in macro")
Another out-take of the same red ant..
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
Monday, August 23, 2010
overflowing small water reservoir on the way to Alibag from pune.. just off express high-way.
Thanks to bumber monsoon this year
SOOC photo! (was too lazy to even change the lens to 18-55... so this one taken at 70mm!)
Friday, August 20, 2010
Thursday, August 19, 2010
Anshum wrote to me 2 days back:
"The other day i found an ant in my room and it was asking for your address. Seems there is a wedding in its family and they are looking for a photographer : )"
I thought for a while and accepted the wedding photo shoot.. for free (with an agreement that i will not kill them!).
The wedding was early in the morning to take advantage of the morning dew!
requesting your blessings for the newly wed
Couple of out-takes:
1. If i fall on this .. i am dead
2. Button Eye
Wednesday, August 18, 2010
Monday, August 16, 2010
Slowly.. but surely!!
here is a view of just the fly. Believe me it was VERY VERY tiny.. my first intent was to capture the drops.. which i did and then realized there is a small fly sitting near it... the drop you see was the smallest of the drops on that twig.
Sunday, August 15, 2010
Saturday, August 14, 2010
Friday, August 13, 2010
Thursday, August 12, 2010
Wednesday, August 11, 2010
Monday, August 9, 2010
Another one from the weekend P@P outing.. this time in MACRO-MODE.
Raynox + DIY pop-up flash soft box
first time trying HDR on a Macro (to recover the details from shadows, not for the HDR effect!)
My Kit.. (for those who haven't seen it already!)
And some out-takes:
Saturday, August 7, 2010
Explored: Aug 7, 2010 #26
never expected this to reach the front page... seriously!! thanks a lot guys!!
From Flickr Companion
Friday, August 6, 2010
Thursday, August 5, 2010
Flickr Multi Group Sender: No longer needed.. i think the new send-to-group works inline.. so works great! I was anyway not using saved groups list.. so i am not going to look for upgrade for this.. (for those who want.. its available here: Multi Group Sender
Flickr Quick Comment:Not planning to use this one either...
Flickr Exif Info: Here is the new script that WORKS GREAT
- Flickr Auto Page: Works just fine... on the stream etc.. no need to upgrade
Flickr On Black Buttons:Don't really need this one anymore
Flickr Cross Recommendations: Adds a "People who faved this also faved..." panel to photos on Flickr>> A patched version available from userscripts.org/scripts/show/80998 WORKS GREAT
Move Comment Form Up: Moves comment form above all the existing comments, directly below photo >> patched version at userscripts.org/scripts/show/81454 WORKS GREAT
Flickr Buddy Icon Reply v3_5patched version Flickr Buddy Icon Reply v3_6_1
- Flickr Filter Hearts: Still works on the home page.. which is where i need it most!
- Show all images from this user: Not really using it.. but will still work as its not related to the new page!
FlickrZoom: Won't need this with new page!
- Flickr Follow Comments: Not really using it..
- Flickr Contacts Organiser: Still works on the home page.
Flickr Favorer :Not finding the new link.. yet! but would love to have one!
Flickr DNA: Instead.. Get FlickrPM here.. WORKS GREAT
- ► Favourites-Horizontal-Clean-Comments :read here
(Version of Favourites-Horizontal that also clears out the newly introduced 'Favourite' messages in the comment area, and puts a row of buddy icons above the comments, showing who's faved my images.It works in both Chrome and Firefox.)
- ► Flickr New Photo Page Title Mover : v.79946 - title in bold...
(Flickr's new (beta) photo page puts the title below the image. This script moves the title back to the top and eliminates the disclaimer bar )
- Number of Favs on Photostream Photos: Coded based on my request here!!WO
- Page Rank for new page
- FlickrHighlightOwnerComments:Highlights the photographer's own comments on his/her photos on photo and activity pages as well as group discussions.
- Flickr More Home By default, the Flickr home page shows seven images for you, fourteen from your contacts, and seven from a group. This script expands it to 10, 20, and 20, respectively.(Something i always wanted to do.. see more photos of my friends on my home page!)
Wednesday, August 4, 2010
Here is the photo